NOVEMBER TWO – Birthdays and School and Pumpkins, oh my!

I am thankful for my loves.  The kiddos, not my crafting. Okay, I guess I’m thankful for that too but I’m eternally thankful for my children and grandchildren. They are my reason for being. Happy weekend everyone! I hope you’re all enjoying a beautiful fall weekend wherever you are. Any special plans for today? I’m taking Halloween down, putting up fall and working on Christmas projects.
I might have a busy day ahead.
Ask me how I did with day 1 of my Weight Watchers Free Style Plan.
Epic fail that’s how I did! I was doing great until I decided to fix sloppy joes n’ fries for dinner! Ugh! It was such a wonderful chilly fall day and a big ‘ol pot of sloppy joes just sounded so good…

Today I’m on track and I WILL be successful today!

Anybody else trying to shed a few pounds just in time for the holidays when we’ll all eat our weight in turkey and pumpkin pie??? Probably not the best time to start a diet but is there ever really a great time to start one? If you are, know that I’m cheering you on and I will accept any and all cheering from all of you!
MIMI’S THOUGHT FOR THE DAY –
Be well.
MiMi

NOVEMBER ONE – THANKFUL, GRATEFUL, BLESSED

GOOD MORNING!!!
HAPPY NOVEMBER!

November is the month of thankfulness and this morning I have to top this list with the fact that I am thankful my pup has a vet check this week! It was another early morning of “Oh! Let’s change some bedding and do some laundry at o’dark-thirty!”

I feel like she might have a cold but I’m a horrible judge of dog illness because I think my pup is human. So, human to human, I think she has a cold. I’m sure the vet will tell me exactly how wrong I am about that on Thursday.

And not to make this whole post about my dog but last week she vomited and I think something got up her nose. I don’t know but she started snorting like she does sometimes when she’s sniffing stuff outside.
Then, she started doing her backward sneezing way more frequently than she has ever done before.
THEN, she started drinking her water super fast and every time she gulped it down she would walk around for a minute and throw it up.
So, no more water dish on the floor, we have to pour a lit’l bit in her bowl and then set it down in front of her. If she keeps that down we’ll give her a little more.

She does fine with smaller amounts of water and she’s eating and going potty normally and basically acting normal other than this water issue and her sniffles.
Ugh. Thursday can’t come soon enough!
Okay, I guess the whole post is about my Luci. Sorry. Didn’t mean to be “that” dog mom but she is old and I worry about her!
SOOOOO, raise your hand if you actually had trick n’ treaters last night? I did not. Zero kids and not many running around either. It feels like Halloween as I knew it as a kid is phasing itself out and a whole new Halloween is taking it’s place. I think it’s more organized now with gatherings here and there rather than just letting the kids run free. Maybe it’s for the best but I’m super thankful that I had the “real” trick n’ treating when I was a kid! So much fun.
In other news… I started Weight Watchers. Not the real one the other one online for Free99. So, I’m thankful to Pinterest for their knock off sites.

What are you thankful for today? My list is endless, today and every day!
Happy Monday! Let us give thanks for the week ahead!
MIMI’S THOUGHT FOR THE DAY –
Be well.
MiMi

NO – VEMBER

NO – vember Goals –
1.)  NO to creepy crime shows.
***YES to real books.
2.)   NO to coffee.
***YES to tea.
3.)   NO to junk foods.
***YES to healthy foods.
4.)  NO to online streaming/TV.
***YES to fresh air and long walks.
5.)  NO to negativity.
***YES to all things uplifting and encouraging.
6.)  NO to overwhelming sadness.
***YES to joy, joy, joy, joy, joy!
7.)  NO to darkness.
***YES to the light!
8.)  NO to late nights.
***YES to restful sleep.
9.)  NO to bad vibes and the people and things that carry them.
***YES to all the high vibes.
10.)  NO to anything and anyone that no longer supports the greater good in my life.
***YES to old souls and new ones.
SIDE NOTE:
Thanksgiving will be a “free” day.
Fall is in full swing here, including rain I can’t fucking believe it and I am loving it! The colors are popping and I am embracing all that is autumn in Idaho.

What about where you live?
What are the changes you’re seeing?

Our temps are steadily dropping out this way and I do so love my sweater weather.
Are you welcoming the cooler weather and possibly snow or are you running for the sun or a cozy spot next to a nice, warm fire???

Ready or not for us, snow is most definitely on the horizon and I am curious to see if we’ll have Flaky Freddie or Blizzard Bettie.
I’m hoping for Bettie. Sssh. Don’t tell anyone.

Happy November, folks!
Get those fat pants ready!
And, if you’re like me, crank up those Christmas tunes!
MIMI’S MAGICK FOR THE DAY –
A very interesting card for me to start my day with.
The 8 of cups represents leaving behind those people, places, things, (the past) that no longer serve you. This card tells you it’s time to move on either emotionally, spiritually, physically, or all 3.

You can see from my “NO-vember” list that I had already made the choices to move on from that which was no longer serving me.
Personally, I will take this card as a confirmation that I am setting my soul aright with the Universe.
So mote it be.

Are any of you feeling the pull to leave anything behind and move forward?
I would love to read your thoughts on this.(Mystic Dreamer Tarot by Heidi Darras/Barbara Moore)